basement, allen, of san francisco city hall. the department of elections has closed for the day and the workers have gone home. there are still about 1500 provisional ballots that they have to count by hand. and as you mentioned, there is only a 33-vote difference between the two candidates in district 7. we still don't know who the supervisor will be. johnarns, the director, said there is a lot of work to do, and as far as he's concerned, the only number that matters is at the one at the end, when the election is certified and that won't be until december 4th. >> i'm not announcing a winner here or saying that even tomorrow or thursday will be the final tabulation. until i ser the election and i have until december 4th to ser the election, that's when there will be a winner for district 7. >> so what takes so long? well as i say, they have to be counted by hand.